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Case ID: 1955
Classification: Beating
Animal: cat
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Tuesday, Dec 23, 2003

County: Wayne

Disposition: Convicted

Defendant/Suspect: David Nulph

Case Updates: 1 update(s) available

Dave Nulph, who allegedly confessed to beating Tracie Koehler's cat (named "Boxer") with a mop and kicking it down the stairs causing its death, was arraigned at the 34th district court in Romulus, Michigan. Dave was released on bond.

The next court date is February 27th.

Case Updates

Nulph pleaded nolo contende (no contest) and entered into a Cobb's agreement. Under these terms, he has been issued a presentence of 15 days in jail. His final sentencing date is scheduled for April 8th at 9AM, at which point victim impact statements will be read. One of Nulph's previous girlfriends intends to issue a statement reflecting the fact that Nulph had also abused her dog between 1996 and 1997 while they were together.

If you wish to contact the judge regarding the presentence that has been handed down to urge that the final sentence more accurately reflect the crime, send a polite letter to:

The Honorable Deborah Thomas
3rd Circuit Court
2 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48226

Anyone who wishes to attend the sentencing hearing is urged to be at the courthouse on April 8th at 9AM sharp, located at:
1441 St. Antoine Street
Detroit, Michigan 48230

Please understand that this is a court of law, and your support should be demonstrated while remaining respectful and orderly.
Update posted on Apr 4, 2004 - 8:34AM 


  • Romulus Police Dept./Wayne County Prosecutors Office - Case # 2004401136
  • PETA

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